The sidewalk mural in Boitanio Park spearheaded by the Williams Lake Community Arts Council this summer makes a colourful addition to the park.

The sidewalk mural in Boitanio Park spearheaded by the Williams Lake Community Arts Council this summer makes a colourful addition to the park.

Arts council opens up membership

The Williams Lake Community Arts Council is inviting individuals to join the council this year.

The Williams Lake Community Arts Council is inviting individuals to join the council this year.

“Traditionally CAC has been just for the various artist groups, but we are now inviting individuals to become members as well,” says council secretary Sharon Hoffman.

“Members can be involved in as few or as many projects as they want.”

She encourages people interested in joining the council to attend the society’s annual general meeting coming up Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Central Cariboo Arts Centre next to city hall. The side door off the patio closest to city hall will be open.

“I have really enjoyed working with the Community Arts Council this year,” says Hoffman, who is also a Cariboo Festival Society director, active member on and off stage with the Studio Theatre, spins with the Williams Lake Spinners and Weavers and sings with the Quintet Plus Choir.

In addition to sponsoring two of the Performances in the Park concerts this summer, Hoffman says the arts council members spearheaded the yarn bombing project which saw city trees and fences in the downtown core decorated with colourful crochet and knitted images through the summer.

She says more than 100 local artists as well as children and seniors who are not arts council members participated in the yarn bombing project.

The arts council also had the colourful ground mural painted next to the washrooms in Boitanio Park and sponsored art classes for children with the Child Development Centre.

She says the arts council is in the process of applying for gaming dollars for other projects.

To qualify for the gaming grants the  arts council needs at least 17 members to attend the annual general meeting on Sept. 16.